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FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
do the swing state sprint. polls tighten amid a new narrative mitt romney's momentum may not be real. and the president taking credit for positive economic aiders. and what will january's looming tax increases do to those signs of life? and a measure on the ballot in michigan could hand unions their biggest victory in years. will they make collective bargaining a constitutional right? >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." wifeless than two weeks to go, president obama and mitt romney hit the campaign trail in florida, ohio, wisconsin, colorado, and virginia. polls continue to show the race in a dead heat nationally, and too close to call, in no fewer than ten swing states but the obama campaign and its media allies are questioning whether mitt romney's recent momentum is real. joining the panel his week, dan henning gary, james freeman, dorothy rabinowitz and kim strassel. kim, tell us how real the romney surge is. >> look, paul, i know two weeks is one side increasing its advantage in both the national polls and the swing state polls. that's romney. we have seen money f
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
states, governor romney holding three rallies in florida, and president obama stopped in new hampshire and talk about his promise for the future. >> the unemployment rate is falling. manufacturing, coming back to our shores. our assembly lines are humming again. housing prices are starting to pick up. housing starts are on the move. we have a lot of work to do but, new hampshire, the country has come too far for us to turn back now. >> governor romney holding three rallies across florida today where he is calling for more partisan cooperation in washington. i'll see you again on the fox news channel at 6:00 eastern. right now we go back to "the journal editorial report",. >> welcome would to journal -- "the journal editorial report." aisle paul gigot. the election focuses on a mall group of key states but not the states either campaign or the political pundits might have expected. wisconsin, pennsylvania, and michigan, all of which president obama carried by double digits in 2008. my guess this week says mitt romney may have suburban voters to thank. michael, great to have yo
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
governor romney is playing defense. he is spending his last day in florida and virginia on monday. states that they were telling you in the media a few weeks ago they thought were done deals. they are far from done deals. i'd rather be the president today than romney in terms of those two states.. >> i talked about the american firewall for president obama. you seem to be up in ohio at least a couple of points based on polling i've seen. a new poll from "the des moines register" has you up five in iowa. do you believe ohio and iowa are done deals in the president's column? >> david, not until the polls close. so we feel good about our position in both those states. we think we have done terrific in terms of the early vote. it's important to understand, for governor romney to win ohior iowa, north carolina, he'll have to carry election day by a huge margin, and we think we'll do very well with election day voters. we're in i think a commanding position, but our big challenge is to make sure we execute and get our vote out. and that's what we're spending all of our time on. >> let me ask yo
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am PST
on the sort of change that governor romney is offering. he was speaking last night in your state. >> we know what change looks like and what governor romney is selling ain't it. giving more power to the biggest banks isn't change. another $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election, that's definitely not change. >> how do you respond to that? >> well, did you hear anything that has to do with a solution to a problem in the president's short remarks there? no. that's the difference. mitt romney is offering solutions. and an answer to folks that are asking, the millions of virginians and americans that are asking right now, how are we going to turn this thing around? how can i make my life work again? mitt romney has a plan. the president doesn't. the president is full of negativity, character assassinations, and attacks. i think america is a much more optimistic place. people are aspirational here. they want to see things get better. they want to know how. mitt romney is providing
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
his economic argument has been much stronger than romney. you look at a series of battleground states that we've been talking about, whether it be colorado, north carolina, romney is at a point where he has to win over 50% of the remaining votes in each of those states in order to cross the finish line. so i think democrats, to your point, krystal, have done a fantastic job of front ending this. >> i also think that romney has not been able to identify with middle class and working people, that he understands their pain. i agree with you, alicia, that we still have a lot of people in pain. but when i go to the dentist, i feel better when he can find the thing. when they have the wrong side of your mouth, you kind of go with the other dentist. but let me bring this to you, krystal, when we look at the fact that this governor has put out this jeep ad that is misleading and the president even went after him today on it. listen to this. >> by the way, when you try to change the facts, just because they are inconvenient to your campaign -- i understand romney has had a tough time here in o
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
schedule. governor romney hits four states alone just on sunday, and between the presidential and vice presidential candidates, they are scheduled to make 12 stops in ohio between now and election day. both candidates land in ohio today. so far, here's what their travel schedules look like. governor romney visits seven states including a rally in ohio tonight with 100 supporters, politicians, and celebrities. in virginia last night, a makeup of hurricane sandy, he argued the president's running out of steam. >> he was the other day talking about saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word games with my name and attacking me on a regular basis and attacks that he knows aren't true. >> reporter: president obama also visits seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, his must-win state. he'll be there every day between now and the election, making his closing arguments, highlighting higher home prices and victory overseas. >> al qaeda has been decimated. osama bin laden is dead. so we've made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: the president pic
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
who played president obama in romney's debate appropriation, 18 electoral votes if play in a state obama won in 2008 by 4.6 points and now leading by 2.3 points in the latest average of recent polls. republican ron johnson of wisconsin, ten electoral votes at state, obama won by 14 points last time and now leading by 2.3 percent. democrat mark warner, obama woman the 13 electoral votes by 16 points four years ago and now is tried and democrat part udall of colorado, obama won nine electoral votes by nine points and the race now is dead even. senator portman, the state most people think may decide the race and that is ohio, the obama camp says they have a big edge in early voting in your state and they also note they have 137 campaign offices around the country but the romney camp has only 39. >>guest: well, you mentioned first of all the real clear politics average in ohio being 2.3 percent in president obama's favor. as of this morning it is 1.9 percent. that is because the polls are closing. the latest poll was this morning in ohio by the ohio newspapers, showing the race is a de
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
momentum that the romney campaign talks about and is evident in at least some of the state polls is a fiction and that the state polls are further apart and more to the advantage of the president than anyone is letting on. is that how you see this race in the final nine days? >> well, i do think that governor romney gained a little after the first debate. i think it levelled off. this race is where you and i have been -- i have said this to you many times over the course of the last year. it is a close race. as you look at these battleground states, we are even or ahead in virtually all of them in these critical states like ohio. we maintain a consistent lead. i think you had it as a three-point lead in october. a four-point lead with us at 50% as of friday, so, yes, that's how i view it, but the main thing is not to look at the polling, but to look at the voting. millions of people vote. about one-third of the people in iowa have voted, for example, and we believe that we are mounting up a very, very large lead in iowa based on where those early votes are coming from. we're enthused
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 3:00pm EDT
guess the key there is i say obama is going to take virginia. this is a state romney really needs to win. i've given romney north carolina and florida, swing states and ohio, romney colorado. give obama ohio and new hampshire. i think the point i want to make about this map is a broader one and it's a criticism and an expression of bafflement about the romney campaign strategy. if you look at that map, to win to get to 270, they have to win virginia, florida, north carolina. got to win colorado. putting that together, pick off ohio or some combination of wisconsin and plus new hampshire, iowa, nevada. a combination there and the polls out of ohio and wisconsin, not looking good for romney. to me the issue is this. there are states on the map that could have been competitive. oregon, michigan, minnesota, pennsylvania and even maybe where obama had big margins in 2008 like 15, 16-point margins but you have to go back to 2004 to see, you know, a three-point race in minnesota. a three-point race in michigan. these are states, there's a lot of flexibility in these states. if romney with a
KRON
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
romney just wrapped up an event end dubuque, iowa a state where most polls gives the president a narrow lead. paul ryan wind ul up a rally in pennsylvania where the romney campaign is trying to make a late pushed. the combined events of mitt romney and paul ryan will give the campaign in seven different states today. the president also had a whirlwind schedule today going to iowa, ohio, virginia, going to wisconsin as well today. vice president joe biden has two events in colorado, one outside denver, the other in pueblo. the candidates are also taking the fight to the printed page today with duelling op-eds in the "wall street journal." meanwhile back in d.c. this morning president obama at fema headquarters where he met with officials and talked about disaster relief in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> our hearts continue to go out to those families who have been affected and have lost loved ones. that's obviously heartbreaking. but i'm confident that we can continue to make progress as long as state, local and federal officials -- >> so, one critical thing. one critical thing to watch
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
sunshine state 14 times, for mitt romney it's 16. president obama will have made 19 stops in ohio, governor romney will be there 21 times. so let's get to our special panel. adam smith is the political editor, chris booker, wcmh and larry sabado. larry, let me start with you. the state of virginia, last time it was the closest to the country, the national popular vote. it was the one point off if you will of what obama -- mccain's numbers were, does the winner of the popular vote win virginia, larry? >> i think virginia is very very, close, chuck. i think you could argue that virginia is one of the two or three closest states in the country right now. it's funny to have a panel of florida, ohio and virginia. florida and ohio are used to this attention. they get it every four years. we used to be the bulgaria of american politics and now we've turned into the paris. or that's how we feel. i would say on the whole, having talked to both sides repeatedly, they both insist that their trackings show their candidate up a point or two. and i have no reason to disbelief them. that leads m
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
states that they considered very safe for obama, whereas governor romney is able to expand the map into states that were considered outside of that window and that includes states like wisconsin as well. that were considered safe seats -- double digit states the president carried in 2008. >> we have to let that be the last word but thanks for coming on the program. it's good to see you. >> you bet. >> susan, let's talk about the polls. gallup daily tracking poll is suspended because of sandy. but we did see a national poll that showed obama up by one, more significantly in the battleground states but some of the numbers are tightening. the gap is closing but does obama still have enough of a lead. would he still be considered when you look at all these polls in aggregate the one to be favored? >> i think if you look at the whole set of swing states, polls that president obama seems to have the small advantage, even though mitt romney is ahead by a tick in most of the national polls, that raises the prospect of a split decision. president obama winning the electoral college and mitt romn
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
romney. if you look at the state of play in ohio, for example, you know, a month ago we were seven points down. a couple weeks later we were five, three. some of them showing even today in the morning, so, i mean, when you have the momentum and you are a challenger in a tie race, the challenger wins in the tie race. >> he is correct that those absentee ballots coming in and the early voting, particularly in ohio and now apparently in florida, do heavily favor the president. does that surprise you? what's your pushback? >> well, there are two different types of early voting. there's absentee ballot mail voting, which we're ahead, and then there's early voting, which they're ahead. but what they're not telling you, they're telling you where we're ahead in early voting. what they're not telling you is that they are a fraction of where they were in 2008. they're not where they were in 2008. we're far ahead of where we were in 2008. we're going to be -- you know, our ground game is better than their ground game. we are going to do more voter contacts this year than all of 2008 and all of 2004
PBS
Nov 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
mitt romney's earlier statements about wanting to reorganize fema and give it to the states at a time when everybody, especially governor christie, was appreciating the centralized fema and reorganized fema under the obama administration. >> i'd like to point out that mayor bloomberg didn't say it was only on the issue of climate change. he mentioned reproductive rights and pro choice and i think there was another issue. this was a reason -- he pointed out that governor romney had taken reasonable positions in the past, which he had apparently abandoned. >> this is an excellent point. it was also, you know, a rejection of romney. >> who cares? >> who cares about the mayor of new york? he's a big deal in new york, nationally, chris christie is better known. august -- all bloomberg is known for is the >> okay. where's mitt? >> at a subsequent interview, the governor took a question from fox reporter steve doocy. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have ea, nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. >> what
WETA
Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, north carolina, florida, eff last one of them battle ground states. romney has been campaigning in iowa, this weekend in virginia if the storm doesn't knock him off, in florida and wisconsin. this is what it's all boiled down to, molly. >> absolutely. you see them both doing this marathon campaigning now, this frenzy, going to three states a day, from stop to stop on the plane. you've got to imagine they're just exhausted but it's a very narrow group of states. they're really not venturing outside it. i don't think anyone thinks new states are going to come onto the board at this late stage. there was a little bit of chatter today about minnesota, both candidates putting a little bit of money into media markets in minute machine and the speculation is, is this just the ads that bleed into wisconsin? gwen: it's -- let's do a little three dimensional chat it. it's not just about the campaign, james, about leadership and trust. it's also about a more narrow specific. let's talk about the senate races. >> a lot of the senate battle ground is happening out de of the traditional battle g
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 2:00am EDT
like a man in charge. everybody is reminded romney wanted to outsource fema to the states. what a dumb move to have taken given what's happened here. >>> mitt romney's halloween mask. mr. bipartisan. do you believe it? trick-or-treat. i don't think it's going to work with anybody. anyway. or this is just another etch-a-sketch moment? >>> and joe walsh, remember that guy? he may be the one republican member of congress most democrats want to see defeated. >>> let me finish with the >>> let me finish with the metamorphosis of mitt romney from, well, caterplar to butterfly? that is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> we showed you the averages of the polls from battleground states. let's take a look at some individual numbers. in wisconsin our new nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris poll shows obama with a three-point lead. in new hampshire our poll has the president two points ahead. in iowa our poll has president obama up by six, 50%, 44%. in colorado a new cnn/opinion research poll shows the president leading by two. finally to michigan where a new epic poll shows the preside
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
, at the state appears to be trending towards romney. president obama and mitt romney had ent so much time in virginia and ohio that they will have t to start payiying taxes in both states. lelet's run the table of the battleground states and where they seem to be at this point. ohio. >> ohio remains beyond romney's grasped at this point in large part because obama is doing better there with white voters than he is across the country in large part in the northwest ohio and northeast ohio, which is the industrial belt, ere the auto bailout really made difference. its so much of a problem for romney there that rob portman on thursday night as he introduced romney in defiance, ohio for a huge cro is said "we have got to talk about this auto thing tonight." eyre still trying to explain that. >> ken romney eastwind without oh? -- can romney win witho ohio? >> yes, but it will be a tough one to reachch. but it is still very close race. >> virginia? >> v virginia will still probably end op in obama's camp. >> i look at the polls when we started the program and romney is up on average -- >> t
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
president of the united states. mitt romney criss crossing florida and president obama in new hampshire. swing state saturday. governor romny. and fox report courting undecided voters. and a local reporter hits the commander in chief with the big question on libya and what happened on the ground as the u.s. consulate was under attack by terrorist. were they denied help in the attack. we are finding out exactly what happened. also preparing for sandy. some 65 million americans in the projected path. i am not trying to be that way. i want them to be safe taking no chances. governors mobilizing every resource available and tracking the hurricane. the mara thon sprint by governor romny and president obama. and the race taking a tour. governor romney cancelling all event necessary virginia and will join his running mate congressman ryan in ohio. biden cancelled in virginia beach. a lot happening in politics including a live event we'll bring you as it happens. governor romney is in florida at this hour. and chief white house corpondant -- correspondant in new hampshire will keep you up to da
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
includes two separate trips to ohio. mitt romney has six states on his travel itinerary. of course, that includes two stops each in iowa and colorado. romney is also stopping in the normally democratic stronghold of cleveland, ohio. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll shows romney trailing. the president has a lead in florida, at this point, two point. that is well within the margin of error and, finally, here is the national picture and it could not be closer. our poll of polls shows 47% apiece. >>> president obama is slamming governor romney over an ad his campaign is running in the key battleground state of ohio. watch. >> look, i understand governor romney has had a tough time here in ohio because he was against saving the auto industry. and it's hard to run away from a position when you're on videotape saying, let detroit go bankrupt. but, but, you've got to own what you say. this isn't a game. these are people's jobs at stake. these are people's lives. you don't scare hard-working americans just to scare up some votes. that's not what being president is all
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
slamming governor romney over an ad his campaign is running in the key battleground state of ohio. watch. >> look, i understand governor romney has had a tough time here in ohio because he was against saving the auto industry. and it's hard to run away from a position when you're on videotape saying, let detroit go bankrupt. but, but, you've got to own what you say. this isn't a game. these are people's jobs at stake. these are people's lives. you don't scare hard-working americans just to scare up some votes. that's not what being president is all about. >> the president was responding to this romney ad that implied the auto bailout plan failed and chrysler will move jobs to china. that's a claim that chrysler has vehemently denied. >>> on the other side of ohio, mitt romney sharpened his attack on obama focusing on the economy. >> now, i know when we're elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant. but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. i will spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. from day one i'll go to
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
production to china. >> mitt romney unleashes a perfect storm of lies trying to fool buckeye state voters. former governor ted strickland and tim ryan are here with the the truth. >> when you take a look at colin powell, to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he has a slightly different reason for supporting president obama. >> colin powell's former chief of staff on sununu's charge. >>> and michael eric dyson on racism as a campaign tactic in the year 2012. >>> plus righties are freaking out, calling the obama campaign satanic over this ad. >> super uncool to be out and about, i wasn't ready. >> and lives hang in the balance if obama care gets repealed. pearl jam guitarist mike mccready is standing up for people with preexisting conditions and he joins "the ed show" tonight. >> thanks for watching. all eyes are on ohio in the final weeks of the 2012 election. the romney campaign hit a sour note last night at a rally in the buckeye state. ♪ >> actually, the note mitt romney hit was a heck of a lot worse than that. the republican normminee out of nowhere told
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 1:00am PDT
push has president obama and governor romney barnstorming seven critical swing states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. the arguments -- >> the unemployment rate is falling. manufacturing is coming back to our shores. our assembly lines are humming again. >> the passion -- >> this is an election about big things, about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground in these states, all-important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we're ask the state's republican governor, john kasich. also joining us, wisconsin's republican governor, scott walker, and colorado's democratic governor, john hickenlooper. analysis on what will tip the scales in this historically tight presidential race. from our roundtable, from msnbc, rachel maddow, "new york times" columnist, david brooks, "washington post" columnist, e.j. dionne, former ceo of hewlett-packard, now vice chair of the national republican senatorial committee, carly fiorina and our
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
mitt romney was hall of fame nascar legend richard petty, said that, i feel bad about my home state of north carolina. he said we messed up four years ago by voting for obama, but we've had four years to think about the mistakes we've made. and mostly political when it came to to republicans. john mccain, rudy giant, marco rubio, rudy guiliani, from the stump not from the prompter or speech. ad-libbing and rick perry was out and the obama administration found themselves scrambling a little bit with, jen, is it-- trying to explain the revenge comment, and mitt romney emphasizing. >> turned it into an effective campaign ad in the final moments of this campaign. >> and jen said it had to do with the jeep chrysler situation, but if you go back and look at the speech that's not what he was talking about, not in context at that time and just two days left, mitt romney and the president pulling out the stops. and we have live team coverage for you this morning, phil keating is down in california, and we start with mike tobin in columbus, ohio, many still say voters there, mike, will decide
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
if romney somehow runs the table in florida, virginia, and ohio. if he can hold those other states, he can still win. >> chuck, you go along with that? >> i do. >> we need virginia and florida? >> i have been trying -- the sunday romney schedule had been in the dark. they had set it up. here is the sunday schedule. we just got it. iowa, ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia. now -- >> pennsylvania, they got a chance there? yes. is it likely? >> feels like they're looking for more paths and more opportunities. they basically failed to expand the map early. they're hoping maybe hope upon hope that they steal a state late, that somehow they could scramble the whole thing up with pennsylvania. the fact is they're close in pennsylvania, but it's lucy and the football close. >> there's a lot of work to be done by the democrats in southeastern pennsylvania. >> they do have work to do in western pennsylvania. there's a whole bunch of democratic -- your friend mark critz is in big trouble. >> i don't want to start a fight right now. thank you, chuck todd and john heilemann. >>> the president get
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
battleground states. romney is in wisconsin and ohio today trying to pick up the few remaining undecided voters. >> and we asked them and you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads, look to the record. >> reporter: the race is tied in nine swing states. the latest polls also show the race tightening in pennsylvania, a state once thought to be easily in the president's win column. the romney campaign is making a late push to take pennsylvania. the republicans are spending three million dollars on campaign ads there and romney will visit the state on sunday. now, let's look at the markets right now. you can see that the dow is down just by 100 points. stock gave up that early gain despite a decent jobs report. that job is being attributed to traders assessing the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but the democrats plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> support is growin
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
is the state that will likely decide the presidential election. governor romney knows that only too well that no republican has won the white house without winning ohio and the race right now in ohio is close to a dead heat. let's look at the two latest polls. first, our own cnn/orc poll of likely voters shows president obama with a three point lead. now that is inside the statistical margin of error. so that's about as close as it can get. and nbc "wall street journal" poll gives the president a six point lead in ohio. a little better for obama. still very close. now obama may be the top prize for the candidates right now l are other important battleground states. we'll take through over the course of the next hour in a way that only cnn can. john avalon and i traveled more than 1800 miles on cnn's battleground bus tour as the race for the white house reaches its conclusion. no mat wrer i ter where i go, t economy is the most important issue in this election. i've been traveling with john avalon. he joins me now as does my good friend christine romans. she joins me from washington.
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. >> but mitt romney is still kpetive in ohio. >> this is a mainstream republican state. there is a reason no republicans won the white house not winning ohio. there is a deep republican tradition in this state. the fact that it's an obama fire wall is what is remarkable. this is a state that mitt romney could do well. he should do well. running the obama's campaign core strategy appealing to middle class voters, working class whites in this state makes a big difference when it comes to ground game and that critical early voting. mitt romney has had a real problem connecting to those folks. >> who is he leading with in ohio? >> president obama is leading with women. he's leading with centrist business 0 points. losing independents by two points. losing white men by a considerable margin. leading with folks who make undered 50 e$50,000 a year. so the national themes are evident here in ohio. >> when you say independents and centrists, you're describing them as two separate things. a lot of viewers think independents means centrists. >> in the past, they have. one of the fascinating things a
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground in these states. all-important ohio -- can romney win the white house without it? we're ask the state's republican governor, john kasich. and also joining us, wisconsin's republican governor, scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john hickenlooper. analysis on what will tip the scales in this historically tight presidential race. from our roundtable, from msnbc, rachel maddow. "new york times" columnist, david brooks. "washington post" columnist, ej dionne. former ceo of hewlett-packard, now vice chair of the national republican senatorial committee, carly fiorina. and our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> good morning, on this sunday, as if it weren't enough to have an incredibly tight race, we now have inclement weather that is bearing down on the east coast. hurricane sandy, a super storm as described this could affect more than 50 million people along the east coast. we've got all of this covered, including the political ramifications of the storm, in the coming days as we are just
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. governor romney crisscrossess the country to speak to voters in a number of states. in some places people have already cast their ballots, and some new research is showing us that the president is not apparently enjoying the same early voting advantage he saw back in 2008. according to pew research at this time in 2008 the president was beating john mccain in early voting by 19 points. democrats are famous for their get out the vote effort that precedes election today, early voting tends to favor them. look how it did in 08 obama 19 at that time. fast ford today, governor romney is beating president obama by 7 points marking a 26-point slide for the commander-in-chief. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on fox news.com. is that correct, chris? the early voting tends to favor the democrats. it seems like republicans don't like early voting, they complain about it because it favors the other side but not so according to this poll in this election. >> that is exactly right, megyn. the truth is democrats have long pushed to extend voting as l
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
. you are saying you think romney wins your state? >> yes i will go on record, it will be close, very, very close. as i said before we had more voter contacts. there is more enthusiasm there. a republican truly doesn't get elected because if there are not a lot of independent thinking democrats and independents. governor romney's message is so strong it will rule the day in pennsylvania. bill: 30 seconds left, the suburbs of philadelphia, does counties surround philadelphia are critical to winning the entire state and you're saying those counties will go republican this year? >> there is lot of mothers and fathers sent their sons and daughters to college and grad school in those counties and a lot of kids in philadelphia as well and they can't find jobs. 50% are still looking for work and they know the past four years is not a road map to a better future. they're prepared for new leadership. i think they will go with governor romney. bill: tom ridge, thank you, mr. secretary. >> thank you. bill: martha. martha: there is much more on the aftermath of hurricane sandy but also as you jus
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